- For people who deal with first aid at work enabling them to be workplace first aiders under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
- Based on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work (FAW) courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
This qualification should enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations.
Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of first aider.
Who Should Attend?
This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid to people in a range of first aid situations.
This qualification contains 2 mandatory units with a total value of 3 credits. Learners must complete all assessments in the unit successfully within the registration period to achieve the qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification, including any referrals is 10 weeks.
Each credit is equivalent to 10 hours learning time. Learning time consists of guided learning hours (GLH) and self-directed study. GLH are a measure of the contact time a typical Learner will require in direct Trainer guidance to complete their programme of learning successfully, which for this qualification should be a minimum of 18 hours (excluding breaks) and a maximum of 24 hours. Learners should be encouraged to do self-directed study for a minimum of 6 hours. Self-directed study is a measure of the time a typical Learner will require away from the programme of learning such as reading course material/hand outs and researching information on the internet.
Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive an e-certificate. This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years. The Learner needs to retake the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.